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Dragonflies on the menu


The consumption of aquatic insects is an underestimate aspect of rice culture societies. The island of Bali in Indonesia is more known for its beautiful landscape of ricefields than for its inhabitants’ entomophagy. Balineses enjoy eating dragonflies (larvae and pupae) and bees (larvae, pupae) and bee products (honey). A secular tradition, pecular by its extend, today threathen to disapear. [article in French only]

Césard, N. 2006. Des libellules dans l’assiette. Les insectes consommés à Bali, Insectes, OPIE-INRA, n° 140 (1), pp. 3-6.


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